The History of the Life of Marcus Tullius Cicero: In Three Volumes, Band 1

W. Strahan, J. Rivington, R. Baldwin, R. Horsfield, W. Johnston, C. Rivington, T. Davies, and J. Knox, 1767

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Seite 183 - Catiline was very desirous to see him taken off before he left Rome ; upon which two knights of the company undertook to kill him the next morning in his bed, in an early visit, on pretence of business.
Seite 220 - ... said, was not a punishment, but relief to the miserable, and left no sense either of good or ill beyond it; but as new and illegal, and contrary to the constitution of the republic : and though the...
Seite 213 - ... of lightning, earthquakes, &c. he could not omit what happened two years before, when the turrets of the capitol were struck down with lightning ; how the soothsayers, called together from all Etruria, declared, that fire, slaughter, the overthrow of the laws, civil war, and the ruin of the city, were portended, unless some means were found out of appeasing the gods : for which purpose they ordered a new and larger statue of...
Seite 184 - He presently imparted his intelligence to some of the chiefs of the city, who were assembled that evening, as usual, at his house, informing them not only of the design, but naming the men who were to execute it, and the very hour when they would be at his gate ; all which fell out exactly as he foretold ; for the two knights came before break of day, but had the mortification to find the house well guarded, and all admittance refused to them.
Seite 26 - Scipio, from the observation of his martial talents, while he had yet but an inferior command in the army, gave a kind of prophetic...
Seite 176 - Cicero, with some other chiefs of the senate, on the day of election ; but Cicero gave information of it to the senate the day before, upon which the election was deferred,- that they might have time to deliberate on an affair of so...
Seite 289 - ... adoptions ; so that, on the first proposal, it seemed too extravagant to be treated seriously, and would soon have been hissed off' with scorn, had it not been concerted and privately supported by persons of much more weight than Clodius.
Seite 187 - ... done justly. As long as there is one who dares to defend thee, thou shalt live ; and live so as thou now dost, surrounded by the numerous and powerful guards which I have placed about thee, so as not to suffer thee to stir a foot against the republic ; whilst the eyes and ears of many shall watch thee, as they have hitherto 'done, when thou little thoughtest of it.
Seite 144 - Atticus was remarkable, above all men of his rank, for a family of learned slaves; having scarce a foot-boy in his house, who was not trained both to read and write for him. By this advantage he had made a very large collection of choice and curious books, and signified to Cicero his design of selling them ; yet seems to have intimated withal, that he expected a larger sum for them than Cicero would...
Seite 26 - The obscurity of his extraction, which depressed him with the nobility, made him the greater favourite of the people : who, on all occasions of danger, thought him the only man fit to be trusted with their lives and fortunes; or to have the command of a difficult and desperate war : and, in truth, he twice delivered them from the most desperate, with which they had ever been threatened by a foreign enemy.

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